Tag Archives : cheap eats

Cancun and a First Taste of Mexico


You may have noticed we haven’t posted as much about food on this trip. Sadly, apart from Ceviche, the cuisine in South America just didn’t live up to the standards of Asia and it was so unhealthy! At first it seems great but a few weeks of eating only fried food and carbs with absolutely no flavour in any dish…

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Salento And The Coffee Region


Salento is the dream. A cute colourful town, cobblestone streets, with a pretty plaza and bars filled with cowboys, situated right in the middle of Colombia’s coffee region. We fell in love as soon as we got there and by the end of our stay it was one of our favourite places in South America.

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Bintang time in Bali


“They say If you like Kuta, you need to go home” is what Jimmy, our host on the Island of Gili Air in Lombok said upon meeting. We told him we’d just spent a week there, the Magaluf of Bali – full of young, wild Australian tourists.

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Penang – City of Food and Culture


We were excited to come to Penang, mainly because of its reputation for great street food. Anyone we’d spoken to or anything we’d read online raved about the hawker stalls and food courts. And it hasn’t let us down. Compared to street food elsewhere in Asia this place is on another level. We have also made a new discovery…the joy…

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Nasi Lemak


We couldn’t leave Penang without trying Malaysia’s national dish, Nasi Lemak. Traditionally eaten for breakfast and often seen wrapped in banana leaf parcels in food courts and on the the street.

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Char Koay Teow


Just down the road from our hotel is Kimberly Street, where in the evening dozens of Hawkers set up their stalls. Right outside Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop is a Char Koay Teow stall – rice noodles fried up with shrimp, egg, beansprouts and chilli. I have to say this was the tastiest noodle dish I’ve had the entire time…

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Getting Curried Away In Penang!


We arrived in Penang about 2 hours ago and headed out straight away to sample some of its famous cuisine. We stumbled upon a Nasi Kandar restaurant called Hameediyah just five minutes from our hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful, with loads of recommendations and taking us into the kitchen to sample some of the curries first!

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